Salma S. Syed

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers were examined in a cohort of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected adolescents who participated in Adolescent Trials Network study 083 utilizing samples from the Reaching for Excellence in Adolescent Care cohort, a longitudinal study of youth infected through adult risk behavior. Nonfasting blood samples from 97(More)
Bacterial colonization of the upper respiratory tract is the first step in the pathogenesis of Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) infection. Haemophilus influenzae carriage rates vary between 25% and 84% in children, and colonization is a very dynamic process characterized by rapid bacterial turnover and carriage of multiple Hi strains (Trottier et al., 1989;(More)
Cronobacter species are Gram-negative rods that may cause life-threatening infections in neonates and infants. They belong to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. The first case was published in 1961 in England and about 150 cases have been reported thus far in the literature. The worst form of infection results in meningitis, leaving survivors with(More)
To the Editor: The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) lymphadenitis appears to be rising, likely because of improved diagnostic techniques. Mycobacterium avi-um-intracellulare is the most common etiologic agent of NTM lymphadenitis in children (1,2). Newer diagnostic methods, including DNA sequencing, have identifi ed cervical adenitis(More)
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an important cause of illness among children. To further understand the role of laterally transferred genes in NTHi colonization and otitis media, the prevalence of hicAB, lav, tnaA, and hifBC was determined among 44 middle ear and 35 throat NTHi isolates by dot-blot hybridization.
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